Anime Season Midterms – First Impressions.
Well, we’re in the middle of the current anime season (Fall 2010?), and I thought rather than wait for all these anime to end, I’d say a couple of words regarding several series I’ve been watching, meaning to watch, etc. There’d obviously be longer posts after these shows end. Or at least the current seasons…
Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai – for short, Ore no Imoto, or even shorter, Oreimo. In English: My Little Sister Can’t be This Cute.
This show is like Genshiken (blog post) in a way. A show about otaku, exploring them. It is more comical though. Episodes 5-6 were a bit weird, but the show had definitely taken on slightly less hijinks and crazy anime lovers attitude, and a somewhat more “Slice of Life” stance. I have high hopes for it to keep going strong. I love it thus far. Good show, enjoyable cast, cute characters, some good laughs (albeit some weird moments like when Kyosuke fought their father..). But overall? WATCH IT. Right now.
Hyakka Ryoran Samurai Girls – Beautiful Flowers Samurai Girls or some such in English?
This show is beautiful. It often looks like some high quality video game, complete with effects. The drawings’ quality is of the highest caliber. There are effects of ink blots that look nice during battles, but are mostly used to hide the private parts of characters during the show. This happens quite a bit. This is a super soft ecchi show, ala Queen’s Blade. You can already tell those ink blots will be coming off in some future DVD release…
The show is mostly devoid of story, even 7 episodes in, and whatever is there is sparse, and is just an excuse for the pr0n. The voice acting is not that impressive either… so it has Rie Kugimiya, but there’s a limit.
Watch if you want beautiful drawing of beautiful 2D girls. Pass otherwise.
Shinryaku! Ika Musume – Invasion! Squid Girl
I did not watch this show. But, after watching the following video on YouTube, I just know I’ll have to watch it… Do watch the video!
I’ll also get you some preliminary thoughts on Highschool of the Dead, later though.
So, what did you watch? What did you like? What did you hate? Tell me what to watch, and what to avoid!